Internet Monitor (HR)
Does your company have an Internet monitor? HR (Human Resources) professionals are learning that the toughest Internet Acceptable Use Policy in the world is only as good as their organization's ability to detect, document and restrict unacceptable Internet use. More and more, the Internet Monitor HR professionals are turning to is Echo by Pearl Software.
First, some people might question whether or not a company, school or library really has a need for an Internet Monitor. HR experts would answer that question with a resounding "yes!" In a recent Computer Crime and Security survey conducted by the Computer Security Institute and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) found more than ninety percent of companies and other organizations detected employee abuse of Internet access privileges. The most common types of abuse were downloading pornography, online gaming, chatting and online shopping. Abuses such as these can result in serious legal liabilities, critically compromise an organization's security from computer viruses and information theft, as well as pose a detrimental effect on worker productivity. Clearly, a need exists for some sort of Internet monitor. HR efforts to curtail the waste and potential hazards caused by unacceptable Internet use are handcuffed without one.
Pearl Echo offers unmatched protection against employee Internet abuses. In 2010, TopTenREVIEWS awarded Echo the Gold Award in Internet Management Software. In its side-by-side comparison with ten other Internet monitors, Echo was judged the best. In their words, "Pearl Echo is truly an outstanding Internet management software." Pearl Software has been honored as a PC Magazine Editor's Choice as well as having been lauded by the White House Internet task force.
Do not kid yourself. Your company, school or organization may have an Internet Acceptable Use Policy in place (though many do not), but any such policy is only as good as your Internet monitor. HR professionals report a rise in employee terminations due to abuse of company Internet access as well as a rise in wrongful termination lawsuits because of the employer's failure to prove and document the abuse or a failure to even have an Internet Acceptable Use Policy in place.
Echo offers Human Resources directors, Chief Information Officers, Information Security Officers or other corporate watchdogs a means to monitor employee Internet use on a user-by-user basis. It allows the restriction of unacceptable websites or classifications of websites. It can be set to scan emails and chat postings for certain phrases to detect security breaches such as leaking sensitive information out to unauthorized personnel. It can even be used to monitor company laptops or computers used by telecommuting employees. Echo is the comprehensive and easy to use Internet Monitor HR professionals have been waiting for.